Javier Armentia, astrophysicist and member of the PRISMA association, will give a talk-workshop entitled "LGTBIQA+ Diversity in Science and Technology (opening the closet)"
June 28th, 2021
The Instituto de Física de Cantabria (IFCA, CSIC-UC) joins the claim of June 28th, International LGBT Pride Day, in defense of respect for sexual freedom and with the outright rejection of all violence and discrimination on grounds of sexual identity and orientation. We join the voices calling for the guarantee of real and effective rights for Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Transsexual, Bisexual, Intersex, Queer, Asexual and all kinds of personal experiences of sexuality of the LGTBIQ+ collective. From IFCA we support an inclusive and diverse science that benefits from plurality to continue advancing knowledge, the only way to achieve a more critical and better prepared society for present and future's challenges.
This year IFCA commemorates that date with
Javier Armentia, astrophysicist, science popularizer, director of the Pamplona's Planetarium and member of the PRISMA association. His talk-workshop
"LGTBIQA+ Diversity in Science and Technology (opening the closet)", organized by IFCA's Equality and Diversity Commission, will be streamed
live from IFCA's YouTube channel on Wednesday, June 30 from 12:00 to 13:00.
"In the talk I will talk about PRISMA, the Association for affective-sexual and gender diversity in science, technology and innovation, I will discuss what science has to say about these issues, what we can do from science and technology institutions to improve the situation, and above all discover that a diverse science is better science."
"We appreciate the work of associations, collectives and activists who work to install this equality and we admire their enormous effort and achievements in achieving rights. We believe in the vindictive nature of this day which, moreover, continues to be necessary at a time when discrimination, hatred and intolerance based on sexual orientation continues to be a reality that is growing in a worrying way.
We must promote the role of public institutions so that measures and norms continue to be approved with the premise of real and formal recognition of equality, believing that this equality is effective and that it goes from political defense to full protection and public safety of LGTBIQ+ people. We also assume these aspects to be an example of tolerance and respect in the exercise of professional work".
IFCA Equality and Diversity Commission.